Netlfix July 2016
Lost in Space
Netflix has ordered a new series based on the 1960’s sci-fi series Lost in Space from Legendary TV. The writing team is headed up by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Last Witch Hunter) along with Zack Estrin (Prison Break). Netflix is expecting a world premier in 2018.
The brand new Lost in Space can take a cues from the original series, centering on the Robinson family, who is forced to get together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended vacation spot, they find themselves combating a strange new strange environment and also their personal demons. It was written by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold), who executive produce with Zack Estrin (The River), who has come aboard as showrunner, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Activity Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall will function as producing director and immediate several episodes of the series.
Lost in Space has been an in long run passion project for Uses up, founder and president of unscripted production company Prometheus (Kendra, The Curse of Oak Island). In 99, Burns, along with Jashni, formed Synthesis Entertainment, targeted at bringing new life to Allen’s creations with remakes and sequel tasks. The company first attempted reviving Lost in Space at NBC as a telefilm, but that job disappeared following the fatality of original co-star Jonathan Harris. Through the 2003-04 season, a reboot of the series landed at the WB in a putting in a bid war, where it travelled to pilot authored by Doug Petrie and aimed by John Woo regrettably he not picked up to series. Meanwhile, a feature adaptation was launched in 1998, written by Akiva Goldsman and taken by Stephen Hopkins. Melts away had been working tightly with Irwin’s widow, Lin Matthews Allen, as her death in 2013, this individual has been solely spearheading Synthesis’ efforts.
When Jashni was president and key creative officer at Renowned, he and Burns reteamed in their efforts to launch a Lost in Space series, first when Legendary TV was pod at Warner Bros TELEVISION SET and later when the business launched as independent. The project gained momentum in 2014 when Sazama and Sharpless were attached as writers, with Marshall and Helwig coming on plank within their first-look offer with Legendary TV. The four worked on the pitch that was considered out, landing at Netflix in November. (Jashni kept Legendary in February and will now exec produce through Synthesis. )
In Netflix, Lost in Space is believed to be part of your push in the arena of big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment led by Brian Wright.